IN-PERSON EVENT: Driving the large-scale deployment of IEC 61850 across the smart grid
26-28 January 2021 | New Orleans, USA

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The inaugural IEC 61850 USA 2020 conference, exhibition and networking forum will draw together 100+ pioneering IEC 61850 implementation leaders and specialists for 3 intensive days of case-study reviews. Join us for this ground-breaking assessment of innovative pilot projects and commercial deployments, and understand the lessons learnt and management approved roadmaps that will help you drive your own IEC 61850 programmes with greater speed and ease.

Welcome to IEC 61850 USA 2020

The inaugural IEC 61850 USA 2020 conference, exhibition and networking forum will draw together 100+ pioneering IEC 61850 implementation leaders and specialists for 3 intensive days of case-study reviews. Join us for this ground-breaking assessment of innovative pilot projects and commercial deployments, and understand the lessons learnt and management approved roadmaps that will help you drive your own IEC 61850 programs with greater speed and ease.

The event kicks off with an immersive and intensive workshop on the Fundamentals of IEC 61850, led by Christoph Brunner, President of it4power and Convenor of TC57 WG10, in order to bring all participants up to speed and onto the same page regarding the essential building blocks of this complex standard.

The main conference focuses on real-life implementation experiences, and showcases 14+ utility case-studies with a focus on creating IEC 61850 feasibility studies, developing specifications, designing station bus and process bus architectures, configuring, testing, operating, maintaining and managing complex multi-vendor multi-edition systems, and fine-tuning the time synchronization, cybersecurity, and protocol integration aspects of the system for optimal performance. In addition to exploring the applications of IEC 61850 within legacy and new substations, the program delves deep into inter-substation, substation to control centre, and DER applications, paving the way for the wider applications of the standard across the smart grid.

 
Very Early Bird expires on October 30!
Save $400 on delegate places and $2000 on exhibition spaces.

Program highlights include:

 

Case Study Program

14+ utility case-studies provide in-depth insights into lessons learnt and future roadmaps of pioneering USA utilities who are committed to sharing their successes and setbacks so that you can drive your deployments with confidence and cost-efficiency

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Utility Heavy Speaker Line-Up

Putting the end-user voice centre stage, our utility speakers are selected on the strength of the projects they are involved with, their pivotal role in techno-commercial decision making, and their commitment to supporting the large-scale deployment of IEC 61850 in the USA

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Roundtable Discussions

The opportunity to join a series of intimate end-user focused roundtable discussions involving representatives of the USA IEC 61850 ecosystem, enabling you to bring your real-life challenges to the table and brainstorm and problem solve with IEC 61850 specialists from a variety of backgrounds

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Technology Innovation Panel

The chance to review the product pipelines of leading technology suppliers, quiz their rationale, and influence the direction of future product development in support of end-user requirements

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Solution Zone

An opportunity to review the most focused and relevant display of IEC 61850 enabled systems, components and tools all under one roof

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Evening Networking Reception

Taking place the evening of conference day one, this is the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind, meet with peers from across the USA IEC 61850 community, allow new ideas to embed and new partnership opportunities to form

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14+ utility case studies including:

Frances Cleveland

Frances Cleveland

PresidentXanthus Consulting InternationalConvenorIEC TC 57 WG 15
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Alex Apostolov

Alex Apostolov

Principal EngineerOMICRON Editor-in-ChiefPAC World
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